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Sioux Falls trial set for meatpacker attack

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls man will stand trial next month for charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault for an attack in the parking lot of the John Morrell meatpacking plant.

Mohamed Abuzingla was arrested in October 2007.

Police said he drove his car at two men and then beat one of them with a metal object. Jesus Flores suffered life-threatening injuries but Fidel Ramos was not hurt.

After five months at the Human Services Center in Yankton, a staff psychiatrist said the court case should proceed because Abuzingla is now mentally competent to stand trial.

Orozco-Flores has also filed a civil lawsuit against Abuzingla seeking damages for his injuries, medical bills and lost wages.


Information from: Argus Leader,

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